List of Famous people born in Italy

Maurizio Gucci

First Name Maurizio
Born on September 26, 1948
Died on March 27, 1995 (aged 46)
Born in Italy, Tuscany

Maurizio Gucci (September 26, 1948 – March 27, 1995) was an Italian businessman, and the one-time head of the Gucci fashion house. He was the son of Rodolfo Gucci, and grandson of Guccio Gucci.

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Paola Franchi

First Name Paola
Last Name Franchi
Born on November 17, 1953 (age 70)
Born in Italy, Lombardy

Paola Franchi is an Italian interior designer, artist, author and former model. Her 2010 autobiography L'amore strappato details her relationship with Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered in 1995 while they were a couple.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
First Name Leonardo
Last Name Vinci
Born on April 15, 1452
Died on May 2, 1519 (aged 67)
Born in Italy, Tuscany

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on science and invention; these involve a variety of subjects including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and palaeontology. Leonardo's genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist idea, and his collective works compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary Michelangelo.

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Guccio Gucci

First Name Guccio
Born on March 26, 1881
Died on January 2, 1953 (aged 71)
Born in Italy, Tuscany

Guccio Giovanbattista Giacinto Dario Maria Gucci was an Italian businessman and fashion designer. He is most known for being the founder of the fashion house of Gucci.

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Christopher Columbus

Christophorus Columbus
First Name Christopher
Last Name Columbus
Died on May 20, 1506
Born in Italy, Liguria

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

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Aldo Gucci

First Name Aldo
Last Name Gucci
Born on May 26, 1905
Died on January 19, 1990 (aged 84)
Born in Italy, Tuscany

Aldo Gucci was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc. from 1953 to 1986. He was the eldest son of Guccio Gucci, who founded the company bearing the family name in 1921.

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Antonio Conte

First Name Antonio
Last Name Conte
Born on July 31, 1969 (age 54)
Born in Italy, Apulia
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Antonio Conte is an Italian professional football manager and former player. He is the head coach at Serie A club Inter Milan.

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Julius Caesar

First Name Julius
Last Name Caesar
Died on March 15, -0044
Born in Italy, Lazio

Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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Valentino Rossi

First Name Valentino
Last Name Rossi
Born on February 16, 1979 (age 45)
Born in Italy, Marche
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. Rossi is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix. He has ridden with number 46 his entire career, including the years when he was defending his title. He also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46 which participates in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.

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Giovanni Pernice

First Name Giovanni
Last Name Pernice
Born on September 5, 1990 (age 33)
Born in Italy

Giovanni Pernice is an Italian dancer and choreographer, best known as the Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (2012) and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston swivels.

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